Orange Order plans massive referendum ‘No’ march

Orange Order plans mass march on eve of Referendum.Picture: Kenny Smith
Orange Order plans mass march on eve of Referendum.Picture: Kenny Smith
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THE Orange Order is planning a huge parade through the Capital in support of a No vote days before the independence referendum.

The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland hopes to attract up to 15,000 members to the streets on the Saturday before the historic vote.

The fiercely pro-Union Protestant movement also expects most marchers to be from Scotland but some Orange bands from Northern Ireland “to show support”.

The Better Together campaign has distanced itself from the march, insisting it would never be part of its campaign.

Meanwhile the moderator of the Church of Scotland Rev John Chalmers urged Scotland not to become a divided nation following the poll and has invited leading figures of both campaigns to a service of reconciliation on September 18.

He said “Once the referendum vote has taken place, we shall have neither utopia nor unity,” he said.“It will be important for each side of this campaign to be magnanimous whatever the outcome.”